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by cs
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Back for more!
Replies: 46
Views: 26309

Re: Back for more!

Yikes! I'm glad you didn't make the news!

Chris
http://www.saracenihouse.com
by cs
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Five-panel door I have never seen before.
Replies: 5
Views: 4510

Re: Five-panel door I have never seen before.

Simpson door carries a huge product line of different panel configurations. I found doors that matched my interior doors (including wood species) with a little searching. In addition, they do custom doors as well (http://www.simpsondoor.com/door-products/custom-doors/). If you can't find a match in ...
by cs
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: is the popularity of the stainless steel appliances waning?
Replies: 27
Views: 68770

Re: is the popularity of the stainless steel appliances waning?

Sounds like you got a great deal, Abuela!

Also... I am so very sorry to hear about your divorce, and associated ugliness - you don't deserve that.

Chris
http://www.saracenihouse.com
by cs
Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Help me find an orange wall paint that I won't hate
Replies: 4
Views: 2822

Re: Help me find an orange wall paint that I won't hate

I had a similar issue with my daughter who went through a (thankfully) very brief pink phase. Unfortunately, that's exactly when we were going to be painting her room. I found a pink which I could live with, by color matching to a swatch of Bradbury and Bradbury arts and crafts wall paper. Now that ...
by cs
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: installing original subway 2x4.....NEW QUESTION
Replies: 6
Views: 6273

Re: installing original subway 2x4.....

Hey Angolito! Good to hear from you! I know the look you describe - antique tile without eased edges and no visible grout line. I'm not sure myself how to achieve that. My gut feeling would be to go for a very very thin grout line (using unsanded dark-colored grout), and using something like pennies...
by cs
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Why is the paint flaking like this?
Replies: 13
Views: 7003

Re: Why is the paint flaking like this?

Are there chimney flues in the walls? Mross has a good thought here, if these are interior walls... leaks around the chimney flashing, in the flue itself, in the bricks or mortar of the exposed chimney, or even the chimney crown all could put moisture into an interior wall with a flue somewhere. Ot...
by cs
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Why is the paint flaking like this?
Replies: 13
Views: 7003

Re: Why is the paint flaking like this?

When I've seen paint fail like you describe, indoors on plaster over a brick wall, the culprit as almost always been moisture (though sometimes I've seen it happen when a space has been unheated for a number of years in a cold climate, too). This moisture condition is sometimes called "rising damp"....
by cs
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces
Replies: 31
Views: 42370

Re: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces

24" deep would likely be a wood burning fireplace Is it that deep? If so then, yes, I agree. I think you would have to have some additional space of non combustible material like bricks above the fireplace opening for it to be safer to use. That might also be the reason for the screen. Makes sense ...
by cs
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces
Replies: 31
Views: 42370

Re: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces

Not a Rumford... To me it does look like it was coal originally.

Someone has added a hood. Usually that's done to manage smoke - not usually as big an issue with coal - so perhaps that's an indication of some PO burning wood as well.

Chris
http://www.saracenihouse.com